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How Smart Thermostats Can Help Protect Your Home

How Smart Thermostats Can Help Protect Your Home

Did you ever leave for work without turning down the heat on a blustery winter day? Or head out for a day trip in the middle of summer without dialing down the air conditioning for your dog? A smart thermostat can help you heat and cool your home more efficiently, monitor your energy consumption and

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do not plug space heaters into power strips

Officials warn, Do Not Plug Space Heaters into Powerstrips.

As soon as the temperature drops, you may feel the need to crank up the heat. But before you plug in that dusty old space heater this winter, you’ll want to follow this safety tip: don’t use extension cords and power strips. “You should never plug a heater into a power strip,” Umatilla County Fire

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Are you covered for sexual harrassment claims by moran insurance

“Are you covered for Sexual Harassment Claims?”

In today’s increasingly complex and litigious environment, even the most conscientious business owners can find themselves in a situation where an employee feels his or her legal rights have been violated.  You make decisions everyday that impact your employees: hiring, compensation, promotions, accommodating disabilities, terminations and more. Each of these can lead to a claim

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moran happy thanksgiving newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

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Survey Cites More than Half of U.S. Businesses Have Experienced a Cyber Attack

A recent survey of business executives by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB), part of Munich Re, shows that 53% of firms have experienced a cyber attack in the past year. Of the hacked companies in the last 12 months, 72% spent over $5,000 to investigate each cyber attack, restore or replace software and

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moran insurance cyber liability insurance faq

Cyber Liability Insurance FAQ

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Cyber Security Insurance

Independent business consultant Larry Alton shares insight on cyber liability insurance in the guest blog post below. In the Internet-dominated business arena, companies store more sensitive information than ever on their computers. But a shockingly low number of small businesses have invested in cyber liability insurance to combat the potentially devastating effects of a cyber-attack.

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Firework Safety

Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks. Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting. A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities.  Never give fireworks to children. Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.  Save your alcohol for after the show. Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks. Light one

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Pool Safety

Whether you have a luxury in-ground pool, or plan to blow up an inflatable kiddie pool, it is important to consider the safety implications. There are an estimated 7.4 million swimming pools and five million hot tubs in residential or public use in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Furthermore,

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Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Spring has sprung, and the evidence is blooming all around us. After you take it all in, it’s time to get busy. Now is the perfect time to take care of some routine home maintenance to get your household organized for spring and keep it running smoothly and efficiently right through summer. Winter weather can

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